On 2/10/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Joel Reymont</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<br><br>Visual Haskell also embeds GHC (into Visual Studio). However, Visual Haskell makes my Visual Studio unstable and often unresponsive. Because of this, I decided to use a multi-process design when embeddeding GHC into an editor--I built a customized version of the stock GHC executable that accepts commands from its parent process instead of through the command line. This way, any crashing or similar problems in the modified compiler will not result in the user losing any work in the editor. Also, I don't have to worry about threading problems, I can more clearly monitor the memory usage of the compiler/code-analyzer distinctly from that of the editor, and it should also be easier to swap in another Haskell implementation (
e.g. jhc, yhc) if I wanted to. But, there were disadvantages too (e.g. I had to implement my own lexer because doing doing it with GHC via IPC was too slow for interactive use).<br><br>Also, I recommend looking into embedding YHC. I have not had a chance to use it yet, but it looks like it is a better fit to an "interpreter-only" embedding situation than GHC--with GHC, you are getting a lot more than you seem to be asking for.